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Sirens Sister
Echoes From The Ocean Floor
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The four piece Sirens Sister from Seattle, Washington describe themselves as "4 friends who want to make beautiful and romantic music for everyone to fall in love to." Their debut album Echoes From The Ocean Floor is a collection of mid-tempo melodic rock songs that are as inspiring as Keane, as skillfully written as Death Cab For Cutie, and as upbeat as Good Charlotte.

Their songs have an adult contemporary affluence with injections of soft piano passages and an emotional plea in the vocal resonance reminiscent of Daniel Nigro from As Tall As Lions. But not all is soft and gentle, the guitar spreads and rhythm sections cultivate an abundance of verve as the lyrics speak about the anticipation of falling in love and all the excitement that comes with it. The mid-tempo tune "Kissing Her" has an Ashley Parker Angel symphonic with lyrics like "When I'm kissing her, stars collide." The songs are romantically bathed and entail guitar chops that keep the melodic rotations spinning vivaciously on "Womb Dreams From The Ether" and "Hold On."

The track "Should've Known" has arena rock written all over it with mounting reverb in the vocals by lead singer Zach Davidson and layers of synth and guitar coils by Leif Anderson. The drumming of Ben Libay and the bass work of Jeff Rousse function to deepen the melodic folds. Davidson plays an intimate piano motif on the romantic ditty "So Long" which has an Eliot Morris vocal cushion sidling the complementing string arrangements. There is a lot of energy emitted from Davidson's vocals which he pours into the twists and turns of the vocal melodies, similarly to Ryan Escolopio of Wakefield. There is a Good Charlotte sensation in the upbeat momentums for "Echoes" and "Emerald Eyes." The harmonizing instrument parts are melodically toned and versed as they conjoin sonic heights with polished obliques taking tips from the likes of U2, A-Ha, and Echo And The Bunnymen.

Sirens Sister are middle of the road in the modern pop/rock set comparable to Keane, The The, and Death Cab For Cutie, emphasizing a positive mood in their melodies. They latch arena rock vibes to a classic house band intimacy. Their songs enfold the listener in emotive moods from the anticipation of love to lingering over a love that has simply slipped through wobbly fingers, but always leaving the listener feeling upbeat in the end.

-Susan Frances

Track listing:
1. Kissing Her
2. Womb Dreams From The Ether
3. Hold On
4. Should've Known
5. So Long
6. Closer & Closer
7. Echoes
8. Hideaway
9. You're So Cruel
10. Emerald Eyes
11. Faultline
12. They're After Us

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